Ital Leftovers from Motueka, 2006
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A selection of spontaneous recordings of acoustic music made in and around Motueka (South Island, Aotearoa/New Zealand) with a wide variety of collaborators, October 2006.
Matthew - saz
Alan - drum, guitar, vocals
Helen - guitar, voice, drum, percussion, melodica, recorder
Matua - guitar, voice, percussion
Matua's kids - backing vocals
Richard and Cindy - dan moi
Kristina - guitar, voice, percussion
Paul - percussion, mbira
Justin - guitar
Ian - guitar, percussion
Chris - guitar
Saan, Julian, Ras Levi, Ras Judah - percussion
Zack - drum kit
Lilli - percussion, enthusiasm
"And So", "The Midsummer Cushion -> Pat-a-Pan", "Offa's Dyke" and the jams with Justin were all recorded outside the Riverside Community hall one Thursday lunchtime (26/10/06)
"Angels" and "Mugabe" are songs written and sung by Matua (recorded in Alan's kitchen 18/10/06). "Angels" is about Maori prison suicides, "Mugabe" was written after some Zimbabwean tourists heard Matua busking and asked him to write a song about Robert Mugabe. A couple of Maori language songs featuring the singing of Matua's kids (who he brought 'round to Alan's that night) are also included.
The "Dan Moi jam" was something Alan and I recorded with Richard and Cindy, a couple we met up at the source of the Riwaka River one rainy afternoon, and invited back to the house. The dan moi is a Vietnamese mouth harp - they'd picked up a couple of these in Hanoi and had just begun experimenting.
"Boots on Loan" is a song Fraggle wrote for her band Gadjo. Fraggle's a good friend of both Helen and I (in fact Helen introduced me to Fraggle, inside the cutting at Twyford Down, winter 1993), so we recorded it as a tribute to her. I'd never played it before.
"Any Day (Is a Good Day)" and "I Want to Know" are entirely improvised songs by Kristina, recorded around at her and Paul's house one evening (25/10/06). "Trewavas Street fragment" is a fragment of another such song.
"Betsy Bell and Mary Grey", "King Willy", "Scarborough Fayre" and "simple fireside solo saz jam" were all recorded late at night around a fire at the Riverside Community, the weekend following the Treewalk.
"Radio Sweden International theme", "Hornpipe from Nowhere", "The Midsummer Cushion", "Jibel-Tarik" and "Walking the Tree" all recorded in Alan's music room (a.k.a. The Green Ark), just me playing saz and Alan playing djembe. "Radio Sweden International theme" is my take on the signature tune regularly broadcast by Radio Sweden International (a shortwave station). I've always assumed it to be a Swedish folksong, but have never met anyone (Swedish or otherwise) who recognises it. The other tunes are all my own.
I think the "mellow saz and guitar jam" was recorded the same evening (Alan on guitar).
"Hours in the Day" is one of Helen's songs. I think the first version here was the first time I'd heard it (20/10/06). The melody brought to mind "Bella Ciao", which Helen didn't know - so I taught it to her (a rough version is reproduced her), and we recorded "Hours" again, interpolating a bit of it (last track of collection).
"Helen recorder original" is an original tune by Helen, played by her on the recorder - she'd just taught it to met that day. Similarly with "There's Only Now" (although that one also has lyrics).
The "percussive jam", "recordery progression jam" and "strummy jam" were all recorded during the first session at The Green Ark, a few days after I'd arrived (03 or 04/10/06). This was the only time I got a chance to play music with Helen's husband Chris (excellent guitarist). Saan, Ian, Julian, Helen and Alan also present on those.
"Roots Rock Reggae Barbeque jam" was recorded in the garden at Matua's sister Mia's house in Motueka. There was a barbeque happening, Matua had an electric guitar set up and his friend Zack had a drum kit there - unfortunately I didn't have an amp, so I sat some distance away, carefully positioned the mic, and recorded myself jamming along with them.
"Fresh FM broadcast excerpt 05/10/06" was recorded live on Alan's programme on Fresh FM which he was using to promote the Treewalk. I'm playing a reggae-inspired riff Inge and I used to call "I'n'I Ching-Ching"
"saz and drums in the kitchen" was recorded 19/10/06 in Alan's kitchen, but didn't make it into this collection, for some reason.
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